Excessive Heat Warning

Published 07/23 2016 10:10AM

Updated 07/23 2016 10:10AM

Issued at: 07/23/2016 10:08:00 AM CDT
Expires on: 07/23/2016 7:00:00 PM CDT
Counties affected: Louisa IAZ051-063-064-076>078-087>089-098-099-ILZ025-034-MOZ009-010- 232315- /O.CON.KDVN.EH.W.0001.000000T0000Z-160724T0000Z/ BENTON-IOWA-JOHNSON-KEOKUK-WASHINGTON-LOUISA-JEFFERSON-HENRY IA- DES MOINES-VAN BUREN-LEE-HENDERSON-HANCOCK-SCOTLAND-CLARK- INCLUDING THE CITIES OF...VINTON...MARENGO...IOWA CITY... SIGOURNEY...WASHINGTON...WAPELLO...FAIRFIELD...MOUNT PLEASANT... BURLINGTON...KEOSAUQUA...FORT MADISON...OQUAWKA...CARTHAGE... MEMPHIS...KAHOKA 1008 AM CDT SAT JUL 23 2016 ...EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 7 PM CDT THIS EVENING... * HEAT INDEX VALUES...PEAKING BETWEEN 105 TO 115. * TIMING...OPPRESSIVE CONDITIONS WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THIS EVENING. PEAK HEAT INDEX READINGS AND MOST DANGEROUS CONDITIONS WILL BE DURING THE AFTERNOON AND EARLY EVENING HOURS. * IMPACTS...THE PROLONGED PERIOD OF EXCESSIVE HEAT AND HUMIDITY WILL INCREASE THE RISK FOR HEAT EXHAUSTION OR HEAT STROKE. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... AN EXCESSIVE HEAT WARNING MEANS THAT A PROLONGED PERIOD OF DANGEROUSLY HOT TEMPERATURES AND HIGH HUMIDITY WILL OCCUR. THIS COMBINATION WILL LEAD TO A DANGEROUS SITUATION IN WHICH HEAT ILLNESSES ARE LIKELY. DRINK PLENTY OF FLUIDS... STAY IN AN AIR- CONDITIONED ROOM... STAY OUT OF THE SUN... AND CHECK ON RELATIVES AND NEIGHBORS... ESPECIALLY THE ELDERLY. TAKE EXTRA PRECAUTIONS IF YOU WORK OR SPEND TIME OUTSIDE. WHEN POSSIBLE... RESCHEDULE STRENUOUS ACTIVITIES TO EARLY MORNING OR EVENING. KNOW THE SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF HEAT EXHAUSTION AND HEAT STROKE. WEAR LIGHT WEIGHT AND LOOSE FITTING CLOTHING WHEN POSSIBLE AND DRINK PLENTY OF WATER. TO REDUCE RISK DURING OUTDOOR WORK THE OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ADMINISTRATION RECOMMENDS SCHEDULING FREQUENT REST BREAKS IN SHADED OR AIR CONDITIONED ENVIRONMENTS. ANYONE OVERCOME BY HEAT SHOULD BE MOVED TO A COOL AND SHADED LOCATION. HEAT STROKE IS AN EMERGENCY... CALL 9 1 1. && $$

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